Creating Critical Democratic Citizenship Education

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Dutch society and educational policy see citizenship education as being an important task of education. The first section of this paper discusses the concept of citizenship and citizenship education, and analyzes educational developments in the Netherlands. Following on from this introduction the second part of the paper puts forward a critical democratic pedagogy of citizenship education. With this proposed democratic pedagogy in mind, the third and final part of the paper goes on to analyze the discourses and developing practices of citizenship education in the Netherlands, and proposes a number of new possibilities.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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